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GSEP At a Glance

The GSEP Story

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good.

View of the Malibu campus - Pepperdine GSEP

Pepperdine University
Founded in 1937

West Los Angeles Graduate Campus - Pepperdine GSEP

School of Education                   School of Psychology
 Founded in 1971                             Founded in 1981    


The first to offer...

Master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change

Master's degree in education with teaching credential - Pepperdine GSEP

Accredited degree program in learning technologies in California - Pepperdine GSEP


A Model for Success

GSEP students prepare to make a difference through practicums, internships, and state-of-the-art on-campus clinics - experiential learning to a higher degree.

A student smiles - Pepperdine GSEP

GSEP Learning by the Numbers - 2014

44,000 hours of psychotherapy provided - Pepperdine GSEP

220 students volunteered at public and community mental health agencies - Pepperdine GSEP

86 psychology practicum and intern sites - Pepperdine GSEP

Nine awards supporting research projects - Pepperdine GSEP

Four clinics serve over 1,100 people each year - Pepperdine GSEP

83 percent first-time pass rate on LMFT written exam - Pepperdine GSEP


Our Programs

GSEP offers 13 master's programs, 5 doctoral programs, and continuing education programs for working professionals.

Quick Facts

  • #2 EdD in Organizational Leadership Program
  • #6 PsyD Program
  • #7 Online Master's in Psychology Program
  • #25 Online Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy Program
  • #29 Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
  • Top 50 Online ABA Master's Program




West Los Angeles Graduate Campus building - Pepperdine GSEP

Access an exceptional education at multiple campuses throughout Southern California, as well as online.


Five GSEP locations throughout Southern California - Pepperdine GSEP



At GSEP, students interact with faculty who are scholars with professional experience in their fields.


GSEP students smile in classroom - Pepperdine GSEP

12 to 1 student-faculty ratio - Pepperdine GSEP



A chart of ethnic diversity at GSEP - Pepperdine GSEP

Diverse students photographed outside - Pepperdine GSEP

Through programs, scholarships, and outreach, GSEP advocates for multicultural proficiency. Our student body reflects the diversity of the global community we serve.



A smiling woman - Pepperdine GSEP

GSEP makes a higher degree possible for those ready to make a positive impact on the world.

Over 75 percent of GSEP students receive financial aid - Pepperdine GSEP



We make sure you stay connected. Our network of over 20,000 GSEP alumni is part of a greater Pepperdine University network of over 97,000 graduates. Our reach is local, national, and international!

Alumni throw caps in the air after commencement ceremony - Pepperdine GSEP